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MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 3:00am EST
president obama released his budget, he held a press conference to defend it, and issued his first veto threat to the republican house. >> what weighs ten pounds and pleases nobody. >> not good to get a head line on the first day. >> president obama is back to a campaign message on budget cutting. >> we have to be careful. again, let's use a scalpel, not a machete. >> called a budget cut, not a budget massage. >> he is playing a delicate game. >> the government's credit card is on fire. >> where the president cuts with a scalpel republicans are cranking up the chain saw. >> house republicans prepare to offer their deep spending cuts. >> president obama effectively punting it. >> republicans will not punt. everything is on the table. >> the republicans accuse the president of punting and then to punt back. >> the gop is saying that the president punted on this. >> republicans have punted for the past year on all these issues. >> it is going to get boring. >> why are republicans already saying they won't compromise, the tea party won't let them, even if it costs jobs. >> the federal gover
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
affirmatively that president obama was not born in america. what this means is that in order to be nominated for the republican nomination a republican has to pretend or actually deny that president obama is a legitimate president he would be running against. the lie that won't die is our top story tonight. and speaking of those republican candidates, where are they? why hasn't a serious candidate even declared yet? could it be as joe scarborough suggests in politico this morning that they secretly believe that obama is going to be very hard to beat next year? "morning joe" himself joins us tonight. joe scar borough in ten minutes. >>> plus, the phony case for war against iraq. "the guardian" reports today that the source the bush administration relied on known as curveball believed that -- there was no weapons of mass nuclear weapons. no wonder donald rumsfeld doesn't repeat the lie in his new book. the budget. i get the politics but why is president willing to cut programs he knows work. final out on a limbaugh. we've been looking for a republican that would say limbaugh doesn't
Univision
Feb 15, 2011 6:30pm PST
? >> numerosas personalidades fueron galardonadas hoy por el presidente barack obama con la medalla de la libertad, el mÁs alto honor que confiere el paÍs a un civil. la hispana silvia mÉndez estaba entre los galardonados.ysñ?ñ? >> este es su noticiero univisiÓn con hhmp/% jorge ramÍ elena salinas.÷óñ?ñ? >> el gobierno de mÉxico contestÓ que bajo esas condiciones cancelÓ su participaciÓn en francia con casi 300 cementos socioculturales y de turismo. >> de forma unilateral sin consultar se cambian las condiciones y se dedica alguien condenada por delitos graves, se verÍa en la imposibilidad de participar. el periÓdico universal publicó el Álbum familiar de la familia, donde tanto los padres como... aparecen jugando. y los seÑalamientos de las vÍctimas que estuvieron secuestradas 52 dìas fueron acusatorios sobre. >> nunca la vi. pero sigue escuchÉ su voz. y es la misma voz que pude identificar en la procuradurÍa. >> ella me dijo que se intentaba hacerme el hÉroe ella misma me iba a matar. me dijo que no intentara escaparme o algo porque ella misma me iba a mat
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 4:00am EST
. p?lv >> shannon: before the battle over president obama's budget begins in earnest there is something else to take care of. a chief correspondent reports on paying the bills right now. >> reporter: there is something far more pressing for the budget next fiscal year that begins in october. it's the lack of a budget for year and republicans want to cut now and not later. >> we are not waiting for the next year. we are doing it now. we'll be on the floor cutting more than a hundred billion dollars. >> reporter: the government and agencies are operating on what they are calling a continuing resolution that authorizes them to spend at current levels. five months in the budget year they can't take back money already being spent making the cuts difficult. the cuts are sweeping and painful. >> when we do our budget analysis, it should be done with a scapel, like a surgeon would approach it, not with meat axe. >> that spending educates our children, promotes our health and commerce and building the economy. >> democrats raled argued they are job killers but differ on the numbers. >>
FOX News
Feb 15, 2011 9:00pm EST
carolina governor nikki haley is here. hannity starts right now. president obama was on damage control today after his unveiling of his budget monday. from the moment his 3.7 trillion dollar monstrosity was rolled up, conservatives, liberals and republicans -- >> the president: when it comes to difficult choices about our budget and priorities we have found common ground before. ronald reagan and tip o'neil came together to save social security. bill clinton at republican congress found a way to settle their differences and balance the budget. many democrats and republicans in congress today came together in december to pass a tax cut that has made phfrpbs' paychecks a little bigger this year and will spur additional economic growth this year. >> sean: despite the plea, -- republicans are angry over the fact it does little to address the record breaking deficit. >> we saw the president's budget yesterday. it is clear that it spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much. the most irritating part to me, there's two parts, is that this will continue to hurt job creation in
CNN
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
president obama's birth certificate was over, you haven't been paying attention. new state legislation, tonight a montana lawmaker says fe has no idea if president obama was born in america. >>> trying to keep iran's oppressive rulers honest as they try to crush their uprising at home. we begin with the brutal crackdown in iran and the courage of a protester speaking out. a voice the government of iran wants to silence. a voice belonging to a young woman who is risking her life tonight to get her message out to you. we're calling her sarah. her fellow pro-tess sors have been arrested. at least one is dead, shot by iranian government agents, shot by a government that is as brutal as hypocritical. if you what about to see what the iranian government is like, what its parliament is like, take a look at this. they're chanting death to two main opposition leaders in iran. that is the iranian parliament chanting for the death of two iranians, baying for blood. can you imagine american lawmakers doing that, being led in their chants by a religious figure? it's hard to imagine this
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 5:30am EST
news conference yesterday president obama slammed iranian lead who are are now blaming the west for the uprising. >> i find it ironic you've got the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in egypt by gunning down and beating people who are trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> for the first time the unrest has now spread to libya where hundreds of protesters have take tone the streets there today to demand the government's ouster. the rioting is rare for libya which has been tightly controlled by moammar gad hoff fi. protesters in buy rain are holding their ground today in an egypt style of landmark square, the third day of demonstrations in one of washington's most strategic allies in the gulf. >> at george washington university secretary of state hillary clinton responded for them not doing to more. >> while the rights we seek to protect and support are clear, the various ways these rights are violated are increasingly complex. there is no silver bullet in the struggle against inter
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
forward big spending cuts. president obama huddles with senate democrats over his new budget proposal and a man many would like to see running for president makes an impression here in d.c. live from the studio in washington. this is special report. >> brett: good good evening. the ballot how to save your money is getting tougher. federal government's balance sheet is getting lower as the days tip down toward a major deadline. carl cameron is watching the fiscal carnage on capitol hill. good evening. >> reporter: in the quest to cut more than $60 billion from current spending congress today approved an amendment that would de-fund a back up engine for the ficht 35 joint fighter jet. it could cost a lot of jobs and would save more than $3 billion over the next couple of years on a jet engine the pentagon said they didn't want in the first place. >> when it comes to cutting programs by democrats, the left is fighting back from those that jobs could be lost. >> this is deeper than what we have faced before. >> reporter: democrats blasted the plan to eliminate the budget for corp
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 1:00am EST
see you tomorrow night. >> greta: right now president obama is getting barbecued. raked over the colts for his new budget. he woke to blistering headlines -- each one worse than the next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ forget you >> greta: many you know that was the g-rated version of that song. you get the point. even the usually adoring huffington post is attacking president obama president obama is not hiding. he's facing the media, defending his budget. >> the president: what we've done is we've been very specific in terms of how to stabilize the discretionary budget. to make sure we are not adding additional debt. by 2015. then, let's together democrats and republicans tackle these long term problems in a way that i think will ensure our fiscal health at the same time ensure we are making investments in the future. >> greta: here are the raw numbers. to put it in perspective, look at our budget last year. the bulk is spent on medicare, medicaid, social security and defense. you can see that on the chart. president obama's budget does not cut a dime from medicare, medicaid or so
FOX News
Feb 15, 2011 11:00pm EST
: president obama's budgets far too big and will not stand. we will tell you what should be done and debate it with crowley, colmes, and dobbs. >> police in menace us is were responding to a blood bath. four people were shot. >> bill: is it legal very busy tonight. illegal alien in virginia allegedly murders three people. a member of the minutemen convicted of murder. and david beckham loses big in court. >> i just wanted to ask you a quick question. >> is this an ambush? >> listen, this is not how do you an ambush, man. you have got to have a real camera first of all. >> bill: once again a far left loon confronts factor producer jesse waters. it didn't turn out well for the guy. >> like a smile usually helps. a little tip. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the factor will solve the deficit crisis right here tonight. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. president obama held a press conference today saying that his budget for 2012 is responsible will an
WETA
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
. president obama made the case today for his 2012 budget, and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about social security, medicare and medicaid. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, on capitol hill, republicans called for slashing this year's spending. david chalian walks us through the politics of today's debate. >> woodruff: and we talk to freshman senator and tea party leader rand paul, who says neither party is going far enough. >> i don't think we're on a path towards balancing the budget. we're not a path towards reducing the debt. we're on a path towards exploding the debt on both sides, democrat and republican. >> ifill: then, we look at the ripple effect from egypt's uprising, as protesters take to the streets in bahrain and yemen. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown zeroes in on the moves by the government of iran to crack down on demonstrators. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a colorado clinic helping diabetes patients stave off the devastating consequences of the disease. >> we're winning the war because we see less long-term compl
Telemundo
Feb 15, 2011 6:30pm PST
recuperación económica. >>> y vaya a telemundo.com. y vamos a la última pausa. y el presidente obama condecora >>>josé díaz balart: el presidente obama condecoró a 15 personas con la medalla de la libertad el máximo honor civil, y estuvo la canciller alemana merkel, george bush padre, y doctor muerto ninguna misión humanitaria, y hasta el llanto la conmovió, estaba una hispana. carlos botifoll tiene los detalles. >>>periodista: al darle la medalla a silvia méndez dijo que era un reconocimiento su lucha por los derechos civiles que comenzó cuando tenía 8 años. >>> estoy tan agradecida de este gran honor de este día, porque siento que mi papá y mi mamá que pelearon con todos los latinos están aquí. >>> cuando entrevistamos a silvia y sus hermanos me dijeron que no olvidan el 1943 cuando se le prohibió la entrada a la escuela que sus padres querían para ellos y dijeron que eran para los blancos. >>> creían que éramos tontos y cochinos. >>> y fue inaceptable para la familia de silvia que llevó su caso a la corte. y su victoria legal puso fin a la segregación a las es
Univision
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
estado de salud del presunto sobreviviente. cc1: >> el presidente barack obama defendio su presupeusto respondiendo auqienes lo critican por los recortes. >> en un ritual de todos los años elk congreso recibio el presupuesyo. >> significara congelar los salarios d elos empleados publicos pro losproxs 5 añs aÑos:este experto dice que habrá aumento en algunos programas para hispanos. >> la directorea de la clinica del publod ice que ellos no se verana fectados peor otros si. >> este presupuesto propone terminar con este fondoa utomaticamente. >> los republicanos crititican y dicenq se necesitan hacer mas recoryes. >> no solo ep presidente barack obama es criticado, el gobierno de california pretende cortar programas de servicios para personas discacpacitadas. >> a mi me ayduaba bastatnte ahora en san francisco esta muy caro. >> john cuentacon ayuda d ela organizaciona rt of san fracisco, a ellos les preocupa el corte de servicios por falta . >> estamos continuamos servicios para neustros clientes pero con mas cortes. >> hoy muchos prometieron estar presentes en las próximos manifest
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 4:00am PST
government reform. bahrain is a key, u.s. ally and home to the navy's 5th fleet. >>> president obama and congressional republicans are lining up for a collision over spending, with a government shutdown looming in just over two weeks now. in the house yesterday, republicans advanced a $61 billion spending plan that would finance the government through september. president obama, though, threatened to veto, just hours after calling for some budgetary cooperation. >> this is a matter of everybodr having a serious conversation about where we want to go. and then, ultimately, getting in that boat at the same time, so it doesn't tip over. >> i've been inviting the president to have that conversation since he took office two years ago. through thbill moving through the house should be done by friday. but its future is anything but certain in the democratically-controlled senate. >>> well, your household budget could be facing cutbacks, too. prices for everything, from sugar to shoes, could be on the rise. and the reasons begin thousands of miles away. emily schmidt is now joining us from washi
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2011 7:00am EST
saw president obama unveiled his 2012 budget proposal. if you go to c-span.org, we have a budget page available. you can look back c-span.org /budget. with events we have been covering -- hearings. all of it can be found there. we also have a list of amendments for this 2011 spending bill debated in the house. if you are interested in who has to file amendments and what issue, go to gop.gov, and there you can find a list of amendments. upper marlboro, maryland. libya is a moderate. what do you think? caller: i think there should be moderation and all things. part of the problem is half of the legislators are working on the budget cuts -- and the other half should be working on the jobs bill. it is a no-brainer, if you put people back to work it will make a dent in the deficit. 15 million people unemployed? they would be paying taxes, federal and state taxes, buying appliances and spending money. and another thing that irritates me, when they talk about entitlements. i worked 30 years for my civil service retirement, standing out in the rain and cold and sleet and snow, five degrees, s
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
says if health care isn't repealed this country should go egypt on president obama in the next election? okay, rush. we'll hold you to that. and governor haley barbour won't take a stand against a proposal for a state license plate honoring a confederate leader who was the grand wizard of the ku klux klan. this is the story that has me fired up tonight. in my heart, there's no bigger story in america. for middle class americans, there is no bigger story than what is unfolding in wisconsin because other states will follow. the turnout today was fantastic. on the grounds of the state capitol in madison, wisconsin. today the crowd is fighting governor scott walker's attempt to bust unions and take their hard earned money. that's the bottom line. "the wisconsin state journal" reported more than 10,000 protesters gathered on the south side of the capitol building many carrying signs and chanting "recall walker." well, in many ways, this is the american version of what we saw in egypt when it comes to crowds isn't it? workers are taking it to the streets, calling for the ouster of a
CBS
Feb 16, 2011 4:00am EST
u.s. to butt out. at least two protesters have been killed. yesterday, president obama criticized the iranian government. >> what has been true in egypt should be true in iran, which is that people should be able to express their opinions and their grievances, and seek a more responsive government. what's been different is the iranian government's response. which is to shoot people and beat people and arrest people. >> the iranian government had said it supports the uprisings in tunisia and egypt. >>> now to some disturbing news about one of our colleagues. cbs news chief foreign correspondent lara lagen is recovering from a brutal attack she suffered while covering events in egypt. this is logan in cairo's tahrir square on friday night just before the assault. logan was separated from her crew, and security, in the crush of the mob that surrounded them. in a statement cbs news said she suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault, and beating. logan was saved by a group of women, and egyptian soldiers. she has returned to the u.s., and is recovering in a hospital. >>> this morn
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 12:00am EST
budget. he was going to go after obama, he was going to make headlines, going to score big political points today. so john boehner purposely sought out the press, gathered everybody around him, and then this is what he said to the cameras. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs, and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. >> so be it. this is evidence for the john boehner is bad at his job hypothesis for a few reasons. first, what he said today is not true. while everybody should avoid making statements that aren't true whenever possible, if your job title is speaker of the house, you should really avoid making statements that aren't true. >> since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. >> not true. total, utter, 100% bull pucky. according to bureau of labor statistics which keeps track of these things, darn bureau, when he came into office there were 2.9 million federal employees. there are now 2.85 million employees. that would be inc
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
singing a little different tune. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. >> if some of the jobs are lost, so be it? from the guy who ran the campaign on where are the jobs? of course he's wrong on the numbers. and the number of jobs created, the net increase was 58,000, if since obama has come in. so boehner was only off by about 142,000. you know why he was off by that? because he picked the number out of his back pocket. they just make it up! it's amazing. the office of management and budget found that, in fact, in 2010, there were 8.4 federal employees for every 1,000 americans. under bush, there were 9.1 federal workers per 1,000 citizens. do you know what that means? that means that president bush had more federal employees per capita. in fact, under president obama, we're seeing the lowest level of federal employees per capita since before 1962. so less federal employees per capita, and they call him a socialist anyway. oh, he's adding federal
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
project's future tonight. mark? >> reporter: well, allen, president obama's budget does contain money to complete the first phase of the bart expansion here to the south bay and civic leaders are optimistic republicans on capitol hill are still vowing a fight over transportation funding. the first phase of the bart extension to the south bay would run for just over 10 miles from fremont to san jose's neighborhoods. the news that the federal transit administration is recommending $130 million in federal funds for the project almost certainly clears the way for construction to begin next year. >> this is tremendous and phenomenal news. >> reporter: the vta is building the extension that bart will operate and maintain. >> this project increases access in and out in santa clara county connecting the three largest areas in the bay area, san francisco, oakland and san jose. increases the access for both employees coming into santa clara county and employees going outside. >> reporter: in 2000 santa clara county voters approved a half cents sales tax to build the bart station then in 2008 vo
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 5:30pm PST
other news, at his news conference today, president obama stepped up the pressure on pakistan to release raymond davis, he's an american diplomat who's been jailed since he shot and killed two pakistani men in january. as david martin reports, the case has strained the relationship between two partners in the war on terror. >> reporter: facing a possible death sentence, raymond davis has been catapulted catapult from an obscure job at the american embassy in pakistan to the center of a diplomatic meltdown with a critical ally. dragged in. now the president has been dragged in. >> if our diplomats are in another country, then they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> reporter: davis is protected by a long-standing treaty which grants diplomats in foreign countries immunity from local laws. but he has been held in a pakistani jail for nearly three weeks since gunning down two men who apparently tried to rob him. the u.s. says it was self- defense. a local police call it cold- blooded murder and outraged pakistanis want davis hanged. >> it doesn't matter whether h
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 2:00am EST
. our spending to match our revenues. that is great. all you have to do is go to president obama's budget, page 171 to see him tell the truth. here are the receipts. these are the things that are revenues and these outlays are our spending. receipts and outlay. s. here is the deficit. bad one, 1.6 and 1.1. 2013 we're up to the middle of the decade, 768 and then -- well okay here is the middle of the decade. we're still $607 billion away from that. here is what we're taking in and here is what we're spending, this should be zero and these two must match. he must have meant 2016. 2017, no no, it's down from the year before but 2018, 2019, 2020 -- oh, boy, it's getting bad. mr. president, i could be missing something or, what is the old-fashioned word, lying. which is it? deficits through 2020. his explanation for this obvious discrepancy was. [ laughter ] >> glenn: the interested on the debt, i know. here i thought we were being honest. my goodness, that is so great. isn't it great you just not count an entire category but even if you do that, still deficits every single year also pr
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 9:00am EST
billion sliced from the budget, president obama threatening a veto of that idea saying he will overrule any cuts he finds disruptive. $14 trillion in red ink. who blinks first? you'll hear both sides today in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, the riots are spreading in parts of the middle east, antigovernment protests now popping up in yemen, iran, libya, and bahrain, moments ago in bahrain, watch and listen to this: >> [explosions] >> bill: as you can see and hear from the gunfire, those protests taking a deadly turn. good morning, everybody. we will continue to monitor this out of bahrain out of parts of the middle east. i'm bill hemmer. well -- welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: busy day, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. one person shot dead, several others seriously wounded in that country's capitol and this is the scene in iran: >> progovernment demonstrations taking place, the hard line regime threatening to kill any opposition protestors or leaders. they want them executed, despite the warning, thousands of people continue to fill the streets in tehra
Univision
Feb 16, 2011 5:30am EST
. >> el presidente barack obama entregÓ hoy las medallas de la libertad a varias personas destacadas. h@ultima horah@h@univisionultim saluda martÍionrlanga. la violencia que azota a mÉxi convirtiÓ en vÍh@ultima hora no mexicanos, sino dounidenses vinculados a inmiiÓciudadanÍa. uno perdiÓ la vida, tenemos cobertura de este hecho, con informes de que Éxicodesde washingtonh@ultima horah@h@univ@ muy buh@ultima horaores ÉxionfÓ la muerte de uno de los agentes aocado tÉisionndenóultima de oÉ ra enérgica ataqueultiora segÚlas aidades norteacanas ivisioagenulti viaj por ta de l moma horrey h@en la carretera 5 fueron emboscados por un comando armado. viajaban en una camioneta negra noha confirmado el mÓvil y ra taiono la itima hidad de quiene dispararon ch@ma horah@h@univis@ la embajada en mÉxico confirmÓ que segÚn el protocolo lo primero que se hizo fue dar aviso a los familiares de los agentes.ivisioulti martÍn.h@univisionultima horahÉi >> martÍn segÚn la informaciÓn que hemos nsultaon las isionautoridades los agentes no estaban encomendados a alguna misiÓn especial
Univision
Feb 15, 2011 11:00pm EST
la casa blanca. el presidente obama defendio su presupuesto de 3-punto-7 millones de millones de dolares, que segun reducira el deficit fiscal amitad en 4 aÑos. "significara congelar los salarios de los empleados federales por . reco cosas que me importan mucho, como programas de accion comunitaria para grupos de bajos ingresos." habra otros recortes, como asistencia en calefaccion a hogares de bajos recursos. este experto del consejo nacional de la raza dice que en cambio habra aumentos en algunos programas para hispanos. "en el area de educacion preescolar hay bastantes fondos en este presupuesto. " la directora de la clinica del pueblo en washington que atiende a personas sin seguro medico dice que ellos no se veran tan afectados, pcomunitarios, y este presupuesto del presidente esta proponiendo cortar estos fondos dramaticamente." "clinicas comunitarias como esta a mis espaldas podrian ver afectado su financiamiento quizas no tanto por el presupuesto de la administracion obama, pero por recortes adicionales al pres
Univision
Feb 15, 2011 11:30pm EST
. >> el presidente barack obama entregÓ hoy las medallas de la libertad a varias personas destacadas. h@ultima horah@h@univisionultim saluda martÍn berl. la violencia que azota a mÉxico convirtiÓ en vÍctimas a dos representantes de la ley, pero no mexicanos, sino estadoenses vinculados a inmigración y ciultima horah@h@ washington comenzamos con leÓn felipe gonzÁlez desde mÉxico, adelante.h@univisionultima horÓ la muerte de uno de los agentes norteamericanos horah@de inmiÓ y aduana asignados aoficina en este paÍs avÉh@de un tima h h@municaambién conÓ d nomericalos ates ima tima hh@ ci de méxico isionultimaadestin@ nterreen la carretera 57 fueron emboscados por un comando armado. lpes ean en una camioneta negra impactos de bala, hasta ahora se haulfirmado el mÓvil y tampoco dentide quienes dispararon contra h@univision las fuerzas federales iniciaron un operativo despuÉs de este incidente, incluso cerraron por varias horas el camino pero no tuvieron Éxito. la secretarÍa de seguridad interna napolito condenÓ el ataque y asegurÓ que utilizarÁn todos los recursos en
CNN
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
president, heard from secretary of state hillary clinton, but then president obama himself today essentially calling the iranian regime hypocrite, saluted the demonstrators on the streets of egypt but now beating and quashing their own opposition at home. how does that impact the debate inside iran? >> reporter: what we are hearing from the obama administration is much different from what we heard two years ago. remember, there was some people who criticized the obama administration for not being vocal enough, they are playing their cards differently. they are leaning on the iranian regime more, they are adding more pressure on them and vocally coming out in support of the opposition movement l that be effective? will that be any different? it remains to be seen. >> reza sayah, as always, thanks for your help. from those troubling images iran, let's take a peek at egypt. much more encouraging pictures out of egypt today. this is the facebook page that was used to organize the demonstrations. remember, you had up here a more militant figure urging demonstrations, now, dreams came
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 12:00pm EST
>>> good day. i'm contessa brewer. the big story we're watching now, president obama grabbing the reins in the budget battle and driving republicans in a corner they may not like being in. >> it's a budget presents a detailed, multiyear, comprehensive plan to cut spending and reduce deficits. >> in the senate this morning, treasury secretary tim geithner lays out the president's 2012 budget for the finance committee. >> we have protected programs that support military people, readiness, and modernization. >> in the house today, the defense secretary at the armed services committee weighs in on what will be a tug-of-war over how much money the pentagon gets. >>> all over capitol hill -- general anxiety about spending cuts and the political consequences. the president called republicans' budget bluff with his big proposal to slash spending. >> it will mean freezing salaries of hard-working federal employees for the next two years. >> that preemptive move forces republicans to take an even stricter stand if they want to appear to be spending hawks. >> the federal government has added
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 3:05am EST
current year's budget. president obama says those kind of cut will endanger the recovery and he's threatening to veto the bill. a standoff could lead to the government running out of money by the first week in march. >>> now to the nation's highest civilian honor awarded to 15 amazing people from all walks of life. >> the recipients of this year's presidential medal of freedom ranges from a poet to past president recognized for significant contribution to world peace, culture and other major endeavors. karen travers joining us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama said that the 15 medal of freedom winners represent the best of who we are and who we aspire to be. this year's medal of freedom winners come from different backgrounds, experiences and generations. but president obama said they all share one important thing -- >> this year's medal of freedom recipients reveal the best of who we are and who we aspire to be. >> reporter: the president honored a civil rights legend. >> my parents teach their children what is meant by courage, the story o
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
news now. >>> president obama will meet with senate democratic leadership to discuss his 2012 budget proposal. yesterday, the president denied that he is ignoring the view of his own deficit commission which said entitlement programs must be slashed. >> the notion that it's been shelved is incorrect. it still provides a framework for a conversation. i mean, part of the challenge here is this town, let's face it, you guys are pretty impatient. if something doesn't happen today, then the assumption is it's just not going to happen. right? i've had this conversation for the last two years about every single issue that we've worked on. >> dr. sachs, even the chairman of his deficit commission said he ignored the deficit commission. erskine bowles. >> again, i think there are a few big things here. social security, first of all. that's not the big deal in the deficit. when it comes to, quote, unquote entitlements, it's the health care costs that are the big issue. >> medicare, medicaid. >> we have the most expensive health care system in the world because of the private health insurers. n
KRON
Feb 16, 2011 12:30am PST
affected. >>> a presidential visit for the bay area later this week. president barack obama is set to arrive in san francisco on thursday. we'll have a look at what he will be doing it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done. what are you reading, sweetie? her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done. [ male announcer ] u-verse brings peace to the family. at&t u-verse lets you record four shows at once from any room and play them back on any tv. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. in the network, everyone can get along. >>> new details on the barge that ran a ground in the san francisco bay. the crews are working on that situation. coast guard officials rushed to contain an oil spill. the company that owns the barge says it was intelligencally pushed on to a sand bar to prevent it from sinking. less than 1 gallon of oil was spilled o
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 1:00pm EST
agent dead and another seriously injured. president obama reaching out to the family of murdered agent jamie zapata. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. the murder of a federal agent inside plaxico is a big deal right now, folks. this was the scene yesterday. actually, his name is pronounced, jamie zapata. he is the first ice officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in 25 years. a second agent now recovering from his injuries. there are serious questions about whether the mexican drug cartels are escalating the so-called third war to target americans and american officials, trace. if they are, it's a big deal. >> reporter: it's a big deal anyway, megyn. we're talking about getting new reports along the border, giving us a better idea what happened on that highway and investigators are looking at the cartel being behind this. until recent months, there's been little drug violence. it happened on a four-lane, federal highway going south in an armored chevy suburban between monterey, mexico, and mexico city. the federal agents were driving when someone gave chase. the age
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 9:00am EST
is not purity, only way for republicans to beat barack obama. don't tell that to rush limbaugh or a lot of other be conservatives. let's get to the rundown we'll start with the budget. from defends his 2012 budget playing against those who say it doesn't go far enough he's threatening to veto the proposed spending bill for 2011 budget. house republicans are looking to slash some $60 billion in the next seven months. mike, you must have had a ball watching this new open house. they got all sorts of crazy amendments that will hit the floor today as well but the reality is there seems to be a showdown between house republicans and the white house over funding levels. >> well, you're right. john boehner is keeping his end of the bargain and keeping open rules. anyone can come forward with an amendment. doesn't mean they will be debated. there's some 400 now all together. look if you think the pentagon should be funding nascar, if you think that the war in afghanistan, the funding for that should be cut, if you think foreign aid should be cut, the corporation for public broadcast, head s
PBS
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
washington heated up today, at the white house and on the floor of the house. president obama called his first formal news conference of the year to address the issue. for the second day in a row, the president spoke up for his new $3.7 trillion budget blueprint for 2012. the plan does not include the sweeping recommendations of his deficit commission. instead, he calls for negotiating "tough choices" with republicans. >> my goal here is to actually solve the problem. it's not to get a... a good headline on the first day. my goal is... is that, a year from now or two years from now, people will look back and say, "you know what? we actually started making progress on this issue." >> woodruff: the obama budget projects a record deficit of more than $1.6 trillion this year. the red ink would top $7 trillion over the next ten years. the plan relies on a partial freeze on domestic programs, some tax increases, and reduced war spending to keep the deficit from being even larger. the president said he feels the pain those measures would cause, but expressed optimism about getting a deal th
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